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I grew up reading “Little House on the Prairie” and daydreaming of how different my life would be if I lived in a rural community. As a child in suburbia, I thought every life that was different from mine was wildly exciting.

I imagined what it would be like to wake up early to tend to the animals, collect the food I ate with my bare hands, and live somewhere where I could see for miles with nothing in the way. I imagined a life without television and the internet, a world where I couldn’t just jump in the car and drive to get everything I needed.

For me, those dreams went away and were replaced by the flashing lights of the big city — until last year, when, at 28, I was looking to start anew after COVID-19 derailed my carefully curated plans.

I’d spent the previous five years living in places like Philadelphia, Germany, and most recently Atlanta, and was set on spending the next two-and-a-half years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic.

Two days into our training, the Peace Corps informed us that we wouldn’t be going due to COVID-19.

We only had an hour to tell …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Life


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